by S. Rotan Hale
During a five-stop visit to the area U.S. Senator Tim Kaine dropped by the Harrison Museum of African American Culture (HMAAC) in Center in the Square Friday, July 18, and spoke to a gathering of local business and community leaders.
Several city and state officials were present for the up close and personal reception with the popular Virginia senator who made it his business to show support for the museum while on his two-day tour.
“One of the intentions of ‘this museum without walls’ is to hopefully outgrow this space,” said Charles Price, museum board chair, speaking of the organization’s dreams of expanding beyond its present physical parameters. “This museum hopefully will be one of those institutions that provides leadership to the African American community and the community at-large,” added Price who was especially pleased to report the museum’s “slew of volunteers,” currently on staff.
Rachel Bolden Mayes has been named Alcoa Global Packaging Controller of North America. In her new role, she will be accountable for the financial operations of both Alcoa facilities in Indiana and Tennessee. Most recently, Rachel held the position of Warrick Location Controller (AGP) since 2008.
BLACKSBURG, VA – Wayne Robinson of Greensboro, NC, and Curry Roberts of Richmond are the recipients of Virginia Tech’s 2014 Alumni Distinguished Service Awards.
The Roanoke Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Foundation in conjunction with business partner Cuz Auto Repair awarded two scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each on Monday, July 14, during a presentation ceremony at Longwood Park.